Yes, I still am on a slow down mode in blah-ging (isn't that version of spelling funny, as in blah blah blah in blogs? :) ) . I often look at my ranking at blogtopsite and topblogarea, and I'd be lying if I say it's ok that it's going down and I am not worried. Because the truth is, I am worried about my ranking going too low during my slow down mode. I know... I know... I'm blogging for me and I shouldn't be worried about traffic and ranking. However, as much as I enjoy blogging and I'm blogging for the love of blogging, I am also hoping that the little income I earn through the ads in my blog would help supplement the income I'd be losing because I went part-time. And as all of us bloggers know, blog income is almost always directly proportional to blog traffic. More importantly, I really enjoy "being connected to you, my blogging friends" and a slow down mode reduces that connectedness, in my opinion. I need or want to be able to respond to comments, I think that would foster more relationship and friendships. Or at least make sure I visit your blogs and leave comments there too.
One thought about Ads, I need to keep watch. Even though Google Ads is content sensitive and since most of my contents are "family friendly", I thought that I am safe, but not! The other day I saw that Goggle Ads was advertising some "H*t" Gir*s" pages on my blog because I talked about Spritzer's case with the c*ll girl. I guess this is one of the many reasons why I love the Blogher Ads. With them I do not worry about "adult *-rated" ads popping up. Anyway...
I know that it's only a matter of time before I terminate my "slow mode" and start participating on a few carnivals again like Works for me Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday and Sunday Scribbling (I actually broke down and joined Sunday Scribbling last week).
In the meantime, I am happy to share that I'd gone back to writing in my private journal and spending more quite time with Jesus while I am on a slow down mode. Yes, the slowing down enabled me to do that... so when I get busy blah-ging again, I have to make sure that my private quite time does not suffer. It's about setting priorities and finding balance. If I get busy on blogging and my private quite time starts slipping, that I'd have to get back to "slow down" mode. As simple as that.
Happy Wednesday everyone!